To the Lighthouse

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Hogarth Press, 1951 - 319 pages
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To The Lighthouse has it all: life, death, fantasies of suicide, homoerotic desire, lesbianism, and the evanescence of time. Love, fear, solitude, death—the subjects float by like parasols in the rain.


To The Lighthouse can be found on countless lists of the finest novels of the 20th century, and is one of Virginia Woolf's major achievements. It is considered her greatest work after Mrs. Dalloway.


“Radiant as To the Lighthouse is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality.”


—Eudora Welty




VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941), one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, transformed the art of fiction. The author of numerous novels and short stories, she was also an acknowledged master of the essay form, and an admired literary critic.




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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved some parts of this book, but others just didn't do anything for me at all. Beautiful writing, particularly in the "Time Passes" interlude at the center of the book ... and I'm sure others find much more to admire here than I could. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah_Beaudette - LibraryThing

My friend Alexis and I were exchanging opinions on Virginia Woolf, which reminded me to review this, one of my favorite books from our college syllabus. I recommend it over Mrs. Dalloway if you'd like ... Read full review

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